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    Grain Free Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookies

    If you are on a reduced grain or gluten diet…this recipe is for you. Everyone needs a little Valentine’s Day Sweet in their life. Happy Valentine’s Day! Ingredients ¾ cup of unsalted almond butter ½ cup of xylitol 2 tbsp of coconut oil 2 eggs ¼ cup of coconut flour ½ tsp of baking soda ¼ tsp of salt 1/3 cup enjoy life chocolate chips   Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 350 2. Blend almond butter, xylitol, coconut oil. Once…

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    Confused about What Fats to Eat?

    Are you confused about what fats you should be eating? It has been a common thought for years that we need to reduce our saturated fat intake found in butter, red meats and lard because it contributes to cardiovascular disease. We were discouraged from eating butter and encouraged to consume vegetable oils like canola, safflower, corn, soy and sunflower. These oils are high in omega 6. In 2014 researchers from Tufts conducted a meta-analysis and found that there is no connection between saturated fat…

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    I Feel Like I Have a Thyroid Problem…But my Blood Work is Normal

    In Naturopathic Medicine, the principal is always to treat the person and not just the blood work. For us, using blood work is a tool to be able to determine imbalances, but sometimes patient symptoms and blood work do not add up. A typical scenario that we see in clinic is a patient coming in with every hypothyroid symptom and normal thyroid blood work.  Despite their blood work not showing anything, they are still convinced that there is something wrong and they are usually right.…